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Ed Channell

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Ed Channell has served on many boards, foundations and fundraising campaigns during more than 50 years in Naperville—and he loves feedback. Give it to him at echannell1@gmail.com.

Ed’s Many Hats – Life’s highway

As I travel down life's highway people keep swerving into my lane. They cut me off, yell at me and give me middle-finger salutes....

Ed’s Many Hats – 78 RPM

How about the great news that vinyl records are back in vogue! I always knew they’d return. That's why I saved my Panasonic record...

Ed’s Many Hats – PN sometime

When I started writing this column in 2005, I had no clue what I was going to write. My first column even hacked off...
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Ed’s Many Hats – Here I go again!

Snowbirds... On your mark... Get set... GO! Right on Hobson Road, right on Rt. 355, left on Rt. 80, right on Rt. 57, left at Carbondale onto Rt....

Ed’s Many Hats – Space available, perhaps

This column will be my 106th attempt at entertaining you with what little writing ability I have. Unfortunately, my pen is just about out of ink. Plus, I...

Ed’s Many Hats – Pass the spoon, please

I love small dinner parties with good friends. There are a few drawbacks though – You sometimes get seated next to folks you wouldn't normally choose and you're...

Ed’s Many Hats – Murphy’s Law

I don't know of anyone or anything that likes power outages—except Murphy, our cat. They can be one of the most inconvenient situations a household has to experience....

Ed’s Many Hats – Lessons learned from Poppie

Editor’s Note: For nearly ten years, columnist Ed Channell has challenged his PN editor to reject his monthly columns. For July, we did. In its place is a...
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Ed’s Many Hats – More pet peeves

Back in 2007 when I was much younger, I wrote a column about things that bugged me: TSA personnel, time sensitive e-mails, body piercing, tattoos, soccer moms on cell...
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Ed’s Many Hats – May Already?

The first day of May snuck up on me like a Noon Rotarian selling house raffle tickets. I thought it was mid-April until I glanced at USA Today...
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Ed’s Many Hats – Columnist wants your attention

I live in Sarasota, Florida from November until May and get my hard copy of Positively Naperville picked up from Casey’s on or about the first day of...
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Ed’s Many Hats – Hometown

When my generation was stumbling up the corporate ladder in the 1960s and 70s, many of us were transferred from city to city, state to state and sometimes...

Ed’s Many Hats – Letter to Grandchild

At 3:30AM, I got an urge to write a letter to one of my granddaughters who lives in Scottsdale and will be going away to college soon. Dearest...
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Ed’s Many Hats — Technology

I started Sound Incorporated in 1966, literally on my kitchen table with a pencil, legal pad and a crazy plan to do my own thing. My short-term business...

Ed’s Many Hats — Columns are columns

Writing a column, even if only once a month, can sometimes be  daunting, and in my case nerve wracking. Human nature dictates that I...
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Ed’s Many Hats — Counting

In the days before Internet, I wrote a newsletter for a bunch of my buddies and was the guiltiest plagiarizer in town. After the...

Ed’s Many Hats — I forgot!

This month I’m remembering to put the disclaimer right up front before I reminisce. In other words, do not try any of these things...

Ed’s Many Hats — Raccoons, t-shirts and good local service

Kathy and I don't live in the "country," but we do live far enough from downtown that our friends think its country. We live...

Ed’s Many Hats — MY GIRL FRIEND

Back in the late 60's and 70's when I was an eager-beaver Jaycee, just breaking into community service with projects such as delivering sand,...

Ed’s Many Hats — home is where the heart is

It's always exciting to get back to Naperville after spending the winter in beautiful Sarasota, Florida. I've been back less than a month and...

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